GOP senators filibuster D.C. Appeals Court nominee
December 6th, 2011
02:46 PM ET
2 years ago

GOP senators filibuster D.C. Appeals Court nominee

Washington (CNN) – Senate Republicans voted Tuesday to filibuster President Barack Obama's nominee to fill a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, because they complained she is too liberal and would be an activist on the bench.

The largely party-line vote was 54 to 45, falling shy of the required 60-vote threshold to end the cloture stalemate and allow a final vote on the nomination itself.

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soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. Dbach

    what else is new?

    December 6, 2011 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  2. Bessy

    Of course they did ! This is news ?

    December 6, 2011 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  3. Romney, he changes his positions as often as his magic underwear.

    Cannot wait for liberals start to exterminating gop bugs.

    December 6, 2011 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  4. Keyser Soze

    Party of filibuster strikes again. Shocker.

    December 6, 2011 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  5. Wes B.

    Once again the minority rules the day. Argh.

    December 6, 2011 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  6. Rudy NYC

    The Repubilcan Party has no respect for the will of The People, on which they used to pontificate on a daily basis. If Democrats have a majority in the Senate, then it is the will of the people that there be a liberal majority in the Senate. No one appointed or voted Republicans as "guardians of the democracy" that I know about. Last time I looked, they lost.

    December 6, 2011 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  7. SecedingfromTexas

    Kind of like Alito, Roberts, Scalia and whats his name are conservative activists on SCOTUS?

    December 6, 2011 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  8. Lost in Texas FOREVER and EVER

    yep no place in America for someone that doesn't have far right conservative views these days. If you are liberal you are EVIL...and once again we need not wonder why Congress sits at a 9% approval rating.

    December 6, 2011 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  9. rs

    The Republican Party's motto at work:" delay, linger, and wait, it's only the American public that gets hurt by our inaction".
    The GOP/TP- terrorist trolls of the right.

    December 6, 2011 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  10. Obayashi

    They will filibuster almost all of President Obama's nominees. They want to bring this country down.

    December 6, 2011 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  11. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    If only we could convince our local exterminator, Truly Nolen, to get rid of the elected republican rats that have infested government.

    December 6, 2011 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |